Books & Writers

Past event

Mark Bittman: How to Cook Everything Fast

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Sun, Oct 19 2014 - 3:00pm

Mark Bittman, Author, How to Cook Everything Fast: A Better Way to Cook Great Food; Food Columnist, The New York Times; Twitter: @bittman

In conversation with Naomi Starkman, Founder and Editor in Chief, Civil Eats; Winner of the Publication of the Year, 2014 James Beard Awards; Twitter @NaomiStarkman Read more »

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Rita Moreno

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Fri, Oct 17 2014 - 7:00pm

Rita Moreno, Actress; Singer; Author, Rita Moreno: A Memoir
In conversation with Jan Yanehiro, Director, School of Multimedia Communications, Academy of Art University

An extraordinarily talented star of stage and screen, Moreno is a force of nature. The Puerto Rican-born entertainer is one of the few artists to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony. Read more »

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Leon Panetta

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Thu, Oct 16 2014 - 6:30pm

Leon Panetta, Former Director, CIA; Former U.S. Secretary of Defense; Author, Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace
Dr. Gloria C. Duffy, President & CEO of The Commonwealth Club – Moderator Read more »

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The Tech Boom: Good or Bad for San Francisco?

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Wed, Oct 15 2014 - 6:00pm

Jane Kim, San Francisco Supervisor
Art Agnos, Former Mayor, San Francisco
Mikkel Svane, CEO and Founder, Zendesk
John Diaz, Editorial Page Editor, San Francisco Chronicle – Moderator
Additional Panelists TBA Read more »

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Ace the Interview: Critical Skills for Midlife Applicants

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Wed, Oct 15 2014 - 5:15pm

Mary Eileen Williams, M.A., NCCC; Job Search Specialist; Career/Life Transition Counselor; Writer Read more »

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How to Work a Room and Enjoy Networking in Our Digital Age

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Tue, Oct 14 2014 - 6:00pm

Susan RoAne, Author, How to Work a Room®: The Ultimate Guide to Making Lasting Connections in Person and Online

How do you introduce yourself to someone? What do you say next? In a world that seems isolated behind emoticons and quick transactions, how can you create and nurture warm, engaged relationships? One way is to join us for a session with best-selling author and keynote speaker Susan RoAne. Read more »

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John Lanchester in Conversation with Michael Lewis

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Tue, Oct 14 2014 - 6:00pm

John Lanchester, Author, How to Speak Money: What the Money People Say – And What It Really Means Read more »

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Retired U.S.General Wesley Clark

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Mon, Oct 13 2014 - 12:00pm

Wesley Clark, Ret. U.S. Army General; Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander; Author, Don’t Wait for the Next War: A Strategy for American Growth and Global Leadership

In conversation with Kori Schake, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Former Distinguished Chair in International Security Studies, The United States Military Academy at West Point Read more »

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Tony Serra: The Green, Yellow, and Purple Years in the Life of a Radical Lawyer

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Fri, Oct 10 2014 - 12:00pm

J. Tony Serra, Criminal Defense Attorney; Author, The Green, Yellow, and Purple Years in the Life of a Radical Lawyer Read more »

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Humanities West Book Discussion: Livy's The Dawn of the Roman Empire, Books 31-40

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Thu, Oct 9 2014 - 5:30pm

The Roman commander T.Q. Flamininus proclaimed the freedom of Greece at the Isthmian games near Corinth in 196 BC. Half a century later, Greece was annexed as a province by the Romans, who burned the ancient city of Corinth to the ground. Join us to discuss Books 31 to 40 of Livy's history, which charts Rome's emergence as an imperial nation and the Romans' tempestuous involvement with Greece, Macedonia and the near East. Read more »

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